• William  Hurt

    William Hurt Awards

    Born on March 20th, 1950

    From Washington, D.C., USA

Too Big to Fail Poster

Too Big to Fail

Financial leaders (William Hurt, Billy Crudup) spring into action when the U.S. economy falters in 2008.

Golden Globe (2012)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Golden Globe (2010)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (1981)
Won
New Star of the Year - Actor
Into the Wild Poster

Into the Wild

Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch), son of wealthy parents (Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt), graduates from Emory University as a top student and athlete. However, instead of embarking on a prestigious and profitable career, he chooses to give his savings to charity, rid himself of his possessions, and set out on a journey to the Alaskan wilderness.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
A History of Violence Poster

A History of Violence

When a pair of petty criminals attempt to rob his small-town diner, Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) quickly and easily kills them both. In the flush of news coverage of Tom's seemingly heroic actions, a threatening stranger named Carl Fogarty (Ed Harris) comes to town, fingering the unassuming family man as long-missing Philadelphia mobster Joey Cusack. To the horror of his wife, Edie (Maria Bello), and teenage son, Jack (Ashton Holmes), Tom finds he must confront his violent past.

Nominated
Actor in a Supporting Role
Broadcast News Poster

Broadcast News

Intelligent satire of American television news. A highly strung news producer finds herself strangely attracted to a vapid anchorman even through she loathes everything he personifies. To make matters worse, her best friend, a talented but not particularly telegenic news reporter, is secretly in love with her.

Golden Globe (1988)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role
Children of a Lesser God Poster

Children of a Lesser God

Starting his new job as an instructor at a New England school for the deaf, James Leeds (William Hurt) meets Sarah Norman (Marlee Matlin), a young deaf woman who works at the school as a member of the custodial staff. A romance slowly develops between the pair in spite of Sarah's withdrawn emotional state due in part to her difficult relationship with her mother (Piper Laurie). Matlin, who is deaf in real life, won the Academy Award for Best Actress for this, her first film role.

Golden Globe (1987)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role
Kiss of the Spider Woman Poster

Kiss of the Spider Woman

In a prison cell somewhere in Latin America, two very different men warily confront each other. Molina (William Hurt) is first seen wrapping his head in a towel, in the shape of a turban, while Valentin (Raul Julia), bearded and classically macho in appearance, watches with a mixture of fascination and revulsion. During the time spent together, the two men come to understand and respect each other.

Golden Globe (1986)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Won
Actor in a Leading Role
Won
Actor in a Leading Role